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Outdoors calendar (Feb. 22)

Buffalo News Outdoors Calendar

Feb. 22-26 – WNY Boat Show at the Adpro Sports Fieldhouse, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park. Check out the hours at www.buffaloboating.com.

Feb. 23 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs monthly meeting at the George Washington Club, 2805 Niagara St., Tonawanda starting at 7 p.m.

Feb. 24 – All in the Same Boat Annual Catch and Release Steelhead Tournament, starting Feb. 24 and running through March 25 at 4 p.m. Entry fee is $15. Niagara and Orleans County tributaries only. Register at the Newfane shop and pick up rules.

Feb. 25 - The Chaumont Bay Team Ice Pro-Am Event set for Saturday has been cancelled due to unsafe ice conditions. Check out www.nysiceproam.com.

Feb. 25 – Antler Scoring Day at Niagara Outdoors, Witmer Road, North Tonawanda from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Official scorers Dave Muir and Don Haseley will be there in person to score racks new and old. For more information call 695-LURE.

Feb. 25 – Frostbite Shoot at Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton. 100 bird shoot.

Feb. 25-26 – Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, Medina starting at 9 a.m. each day. Check out www.nfgshows.com for information.

Feb. 25 – 39th Annual Southtowns Chapter, Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Fundraiser at Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call Ron Sheldon for more info at 674-3075 for ticket options.

Feb. 28 – WNY Trout Unlimited Chapter Meeting at the Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Fly tying at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. meeting with guest DEC Region 9 Fisheries Biologist Scott Cornett talking trout sampling and plans for 2017.

Feb. 28 – Final day of small game hunting for cottontail rabbits, squirrel hunting, pheasant hunting (southern tier) and grouse hunting seasons.

March 2 – NYS Pistol Permit Class at Freeman’s Sport Shop, 50 John Street, Akron starting at 6 p.m. Call 778-9431 to preregister.

March 4 – Cabin Fever Break-Out hike at Buckhorn Island State Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 549-1050 for more info or to register for the hike.

March 4 – Annual Venison Dinner hosted by the Cristoforo Colombo Society, 2223 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Doors open at 6 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. $25 admission to benefit  Thomas DelZoppo Children’s Christmas Party. For more info contact President Ernie Lucantonio at 523-0486.

March 4 – Wyoming & Genesee counties Pheasants Forever Banquet starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Alexander Fire Hall, Alexander. Call Tom Kelsey at 585-591-0609 for more info.

March 4 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 is offering an 8-hour boating and jet ski safety class in the Community Room of the McKinley Mall starting at 8 a.m. sharp. There is a new age-related law that went into effect in 2015 for boating. Contact Eileen Reiner at 725-9669 for more information. www.wnyboatsafe.org

March 4 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Awards Banquet at Father Justin Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Tickets are $35, pre-sale only. Contact Cheryl Schenne at 655-2328 for tickets.

March 4-10 – South Area Special Canada Goose Hunt. Daily limit is 5 birds per day per person. Check out the DEC website at www.dec.ny.gov for more information.

March 7 – State of Lake Ontario public presentation at the 4-H Building, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Avenue (Route 78), Lockport from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

March 9-12 – WNY Sport and Travel Expo, Hamburg Fairgrounds. www.wnysportshow.com for more info.

March 9 – NYS Pistol Permit Class at the Lockport Conservation Club, 4112 Lake Ave., Lockport, starting at 6 p.m. Pre-register with Jim Carr at 778-9431. www.carrpsc.com

March 11 – Catherine Creek Trout Unlimited Banquet at 5 p.m. at the Horeseheads Elks Club, Horseheads. For more information call Jim Palmer at 607-425-6136.

March 11 – WNY Whitetails Unlimited Banquet starting at 5 p.m. at the Carousel Banquet Facility, Hamburg Fairgrounds. For more information contact John Hunter at 607-426-8292.

March 11 – North Forest Rod and Gun’s Ladies Shoot N’ Hoot Program at Wolcott Guns, 3052 Walden Avenue, Depew starting at 12:30 p.m. with a safety talk. Shooting air pistol and .22 rifle from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $25 for adults; $20 for junior ladies from 12 to 17. Call Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023 to pre-register by March 8.

March 14-May 21 Spring Trap League at Wood & Brook Sportsman’s Club, 13712 Genesee St., Crittenden. Shooting will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-10 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call Jim Curtis at 685-2167. Shooting is open to all shooters. Instructions are available.

March 18 – Basics of Birding at DeVeaux Woods State Park, Niagara Falls from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appropriate for families ages 8 and up. Call 282-5154 to register.

March 25 – 6th Annual Fishermen’s Paradise Flea Market/Swap Meet at Alexander Fire Rec Hall, 10708 Route 98, Alexander from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $2. Kids 12 and under are free. For more info call Joe Kugel at 440-0004 or Jim Thompson at 585-591-0168.

March 25 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 3-1 About Boating Safety Course at the Fort Niagara Officer’s Club, Youngstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Bob Hasse at 954-3453 for more info.

March 28 – NYS Pistol Permit Class at Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Genesee Chapter of SCOPE. Call 778-9431 to pre-register.

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